REAR SPRINGS

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REAR SPRINGS

Post by 619sd510 » 11 May 2009 10:48

Just a quick generic question.

What type of springs (from another car etc...) are similar to stock rear springs for a 510?

Are there any similar in size, but have a higher spring rate?

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Post by jason » 11 May 2009 11:10

Front springs from a Dodge D50 Pickup, a little stiffer too.
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Post by 619sd510 » 11 May 2009 11:16

jason wrote:Front springs from a Dodge D50 Pickup, a little stiffer too.
Any particular year? I see there are D50s from the late 70's and some in the late 80's as well.

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Post by jason » 11 May 2009 11:20

I think mine where out of the 4 cylinder mid 80's version. Try and get the 6 cylinder ones, they're stiffer than the 4 cylinder ones.
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Post by okayfine » 11 May 2009 11:54

619sd510 wrote:Any particular year? I see there are D50s from the late 70's and some in the late 80's as well.
Depends on the rate you're looking to achieve.

I documented one D50 spring here:

DQ Volume 9 Issue 2 - Tech How-To: Dodge D50 Coil Springs -- Dodge D50 front coil springs are commonly suggested for use in the rear of a 510 sedan. DQ documents one specific D50 spring for length, rate, and resulting ride height.

Goes into rate, cutting necessary, and resulting ride height. When I was done I calculated 155 in/lb wheel rate, I forget the actual spring rate but you can do the math.
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Post by icehouse » 11 May 2009 17:06

I went to Pull A Part and got a set of D50 springs. I would never do it again. Pain in the ass to pull and they didn't feel any stiffer to me. I would rather order some springs than pull D50 units.....
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Post by okayfine » 12 May 2009 07:12

$70 from RockAuto, and they deliver!
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